While the Levenmouth Whale Project has been busy online (there have been some great inspiring posts on facebook from one of our new admins), there is no substitute for face-to-face interaction to get the word out. We’ve had incredible support and interest at our last public engagement events, so much so we’ve given out 500 leaflets and are now reprinting.
Councillor Graham Ritchie recently gave a zoom talk to Levenmouth Rotary about the project, and we are always delighted to come out in person, or via zoom, to speak to any group or organisation about the project.
We’ve been busy finalising arrangements for our two September events, including the production of new banners.
The first event is our stand at Levenmouth Together’s Artisan Market on 12th September at Thomson House Car Park, Harbour View from 10am to 3pm. We’re at the the gazebo with the blue roof and do please come and say hallo. Action Committee members will be on hand to explain what we’re all about and answer any questions.
The second event is our contribution to the iconic annual Great British Beach Clean on Saturday 19 September from 11.00 to 13.00. Protecting and enhancing the environment and natural world is a central aim of the Levenmouth Whale Project, and we’re not waiting until the pier and sculpture are built to start looking after this fantastic natural resource on our doorstep. Beach cleans are great exercise and great fun – do please come along and join us. Equipment will be supplied, and you can just turn up or contact Eugene (details below).
We’re still waiting for both the bank and the Scottish Charities Regulator to finish processing our applications which have been delayed due to Covid restrictions, but in the meantime we’re looking at organising a pop-up event in December. Young people are a priority for us, so we are also working on schools engagement, especially with Levenmouth Academy.
In the meantime, don’t forget to get family and friends to sign the Great Whale Petition at https://levenmouth-whale.co.uk/whale-petition/ which you can share on facebook, twitter, instagram. Every signature counts. Just like the Levenmouth Rail Campaign we have to show future funders whale-sized support for the project.
Our action committee meets every Wednesday at 7pm via zoom. Everyone is welcome at our meetings. You don’t have to be a member of the action committee. If you feel you have something to contribute or you just want to see what we are up to, do zoom in!
For details of how to join a Wednesday zoom meeting, please email our chair Eugene Clarke